There is a saying that “Where there is water, there is life.”
Nowhere is that truer than in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

New Hampshire is home to 273 bodies of water, including Lake Winnipesaukee (the largest lake in the state), Squam Lake, Newfound Lake, Ossipee Lake, and Lake Sunapee – just to name a few of the gems. Not only have these H2O oases given rise to a high concentration of recreational offerings, including boating and waterskiing in the summer to ice fishing and ice sailing in the winter, but also the lively four-season culture that surrounds their shores in the major towns of Laconia, Meredith, and Wolfeboro. Think everything from preserved historical sites and boat museums to an ever-evolving culinary scene and an annual motorcycle rally that is the third largest in the US. So when it comes time to consider your next New Hampshire vacation or holiday, just remember that the Lakes Region is the place where life truly starts.

Stay.

Whether campsites or boutique hotels are more your speed, a myriad of lodging accommodations allows you to set your own pace during your New Hampshire Lakes Region’s vacation.

Play.

Where to begin with this many must-dos? The four-season recreational and cultural options abound in the Lakes Region, from local theater and museums to skiing and snowmobiling.

Dine.

Calling foodies, families, and everyone in between to savor the diverse flavors of the Lakes Region.

Shop.

You can shop local or shop premium outlets, but no matter where you get your retail kicks, expect it all to be tax-free.

Live.

Find your forever home along Lake Winnipesaukee or in the Lakes Region to experience the lull of life lakeside.

Explore.

They say seeing is believing! So, check out our videos and discover all the amazing experiences to be had in the Lakes Region.

The New Hampshire Lakes Region Tourism Association

The Official Vacation Planning Website for the Lakes Region of New Hampshire including Lake Winnipesaukee, Squam Lake, Ossipee Lake, Lake Opechee, Mirror Lake, Newfound Lake, Lake Winnisquam and the White Mountains. Call LRTA today to speak with a vacation planning specialist! (603) 286-8008